Menopodcast

Menopodcast

Two modern women chatting about The Change...This Is Not Your Mother’s Menopause!... Show More

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May 8, 2019 30 min

Deep Dive into Hot Flashes! Hot Flashes are like the stereotypical punchline of Menopause, and while they are not life-threatening, they are still very disruptive - and can negatively impact your quality of life. In this episode, we talk about what they are, why they happen to us, and what you can TRY to do about them. We quote from a couple of our favorite books on the subject - and let you know what works for us. As always, consu... Read more

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May 1, 2019 5 min

We’re launching a new season and giving you a preview of what’s to come. This time, instead of reading a book for a whole season and discussing a chapter per episode, we’re going to zero in on one of the topics we’ve learned about so far in our journey, and each episode will be a deep dive into that particular subject. We’ll roll up our sleeves and talk about things like: Hot Flashes, Heart Health, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Diet... Read more

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April 27, 2019 2 min

You’re listening to a trailer for Menopodcast, a show about real life with Menopause in the 21st Century. You’ll hear introductions of both of the show’s hosts, Sarah Auerswald and Julia Frey, plus you’ll hear some of their banter which reflects their 40-year friendship. The audio clip outlines the segments in each episode like “Bible Study” where we discuss a chapter of that season’s book and “How Hot Was Your Flash?” where we sha... Read more

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April 10, 2019 39 min

Today was a Q&A from our listeners to end Season 4. Great questions to discuss.  Do all women go through menopause? How long will menopause last and what is this whole menopause thing anyway? Shouldn’t I be afraid of HRT? How do you know if your health issues are menopause-related? Seriously, no wine? Or COFFEE? What supplements do you take? How have you changed your diet? Listen in as we also broadcast live on Facebook and talk ab... Read more

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April 3, 2019 27 min

This episode marks the final chapter of “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?” (Affiliate link) by Nina Lorez Collins – and Sarah and Julia are very sad the book is done. It’s such a good read! We love the author’s style and voice – and have appreciated her honesty and willingness to share personal details from the beginning. Highly Recommend. We also want to recommend the Facebook Group of the same name that Nina created even before she ... Read more

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March 27, 2019 38 min

This episode is an interview with Anne Kreamer, author of “Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity, and Everything Else that Really Matters" (Affiliate link). And we loved speaking with her! She has a new, mission-driven company called WildAndRare.com and we totally recommend checking it out, too! The book is great because, first of all, Ms. Kreamer is a terrific writer, and secondly, because sh... Read more

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March 20, 2019 54 min

This week Sarah and Julia read chapter 8 of “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?” by Nina Lorez Collins – and this chapter is entitled “Work and Money”. This chapter is filled with many, many fears about getting older and not having enough money. Sure, we may also worry about health problems, but how much they will cost to care for and where will the money come from? We hear from our friends who feel they can’t let their hair go gray bec... Read more

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March 13, 2019 42 min

This week Sarah and Julia read chapter 7 of “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?” (Affiliate link) by Nina Lorez Collins – and this chapter is entitled “Health”. The author runs down an entire laundry list of health problems that affect women of a certain age. And while it’s not always super fun to think about these problems, it’s much better to be prepared and take action than to ignore them until they get worse. These are also not all ... Read more

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March 6, 2019 51 min

This week Sarah and Julia read chapter 6 of “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?” by Nina Lorez Collins – and this chapter is entitled “Emotions”. We are continuing to love this book and Nina’s writing. Seriously – we highly recommend this book! Chapter 6 is all about the emotions we go through as women in midlife and what we can do about them. Because for some of us, acknowledging that we’re having these emotions is already a big step, ... Read more

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February 27, 2019 51 min

This week Sarah and Julia read chapter 5 of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" (Affiliate link) by Nina Lorez Collins. And if you haven’t listened to our interview with her we recorded 2 weeks ago, go check that out – she is amazing! Chapter 5 is entitled Beauty, and it's all about what we see when we look in the mirror - and what we choose to do about it! Sarah and Julia would both describe themselves as Minimalists when it comes to ... Read more

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February 21, 2019 47 min

This week Sarah and Julia read chapter 4 of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" by Nina Lorez Collins. And if you haven’t listened to our interview with her we recorded last week, go check that out – she is amazing! Chapter 4 is all about being a parent during menopause or perimenopause, possibly as an empty-nester, semi-empty-nester or with a young child (or children) at home still. We will again point out what a great writer Nina Lor... Read more

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February 15, 2019 39 min

We're thrilled to have Nina Lorez Collins as our guest on this episode of the podcast! She's the author of "What Would Virginia Woolf Do? And Other Questions I ask Myself as I Attempt to Age Without Apology." (affiliate link)   We absolutely love this book, as we've mentioned before, and you know we have chosen it as our "Bible" for Season 4. We'd finished 3 chapters by the time we talked to Nina, enough to have fallen for her wr... Read more

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February 13, 2019 44 min

This chapter is all about our changing bodies, and it’s another frank and honest bit of writing. Her book, What Would Virginia Woolf Do?(affiliate link) is our Bible for Season 4 and she is slated to be a guest on the show coming up – which we couldn’t be more thrilled about.  Ms. Collins talks about her own nutrition and exercise plans – what’s worked, what hasn’t – and she gave Sarah a real wake-up call about getting her butt in ... Read more

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February 6, 2019 38 min

This chapter is all about SEX and it's so frank an honest and open, it makes us love author Nina Lorez Collins even more that we already did! Her book, What Would Virginia Woolf Do? (affiliate link) is our Bible for Season 4 and she is slated to be a guest on the show coming up! Ms. Collins talks about her own sexual journey from pre-puberty to mature adulthood, and it's full of fascinating stories and anecdotes. We HIGHLY recommen... Read more

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January 30, 2019 54 min

We launched Season 4 in a whole new way: going Live on Facebook as well as recording the podcast - at the same time! (We had some technical difficulties - but when has that stopped us? And we think we've worked them out for next time...) This Season we're reading "What Would Virginia Woolf Do?" by Nina Lorez Collins, and we're already loving it - and her! The book can be purchased via our Amazon affiliate link - and if you do, we'l... Read more

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January 9, 2019 47 min

Good menopause to you! We recorded this episode during the holidays, so we chat about all the hullabaloo that comes with that time of year. Gifts, shipping, cleaning the house for guests, etc. So many things to do!! Julia was reminded that it really is the thought that counts when giving a gift. But Sarah bemoans all the carbs she’s been eating at holiday parties. Ugh! Bible Study - Menopause Confidential by Dr. Tara Allmen - Chapt... Read more

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January 9, 2019 57 min

We commiserate about not having high-tech mic stands, but somehow we record anyway. And that segues us somehow into talking about how we both love to make lists. (And then cross things off!) Julia lets Sarah know about Bullet Journaling, and she says she’s not having it, personally. It’s too much work. All leading to how Julia feels Menopause is an amazing opportunity to take stock of your life. Julia brings up the notion of Commit... Read more

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January 9, 2019 50 min

Good Menopause to you! Sarah and Julia talk about their low-tech microphone set up and how they want to upgrade soon! We talk about Julia’s daughter’s birthday party, when Julia hired a terrific balloon guy. He made a Snow White and a Diamond Ring. And Julia’s birthday is coming up - she’s about to turn 52. 52 with a 7-year-old. And Sarah is 56 with a 16 and 19-year old. Sarah talks about how she’s engineered a simpler holiday seas... Read more

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January 9, 2019 34 min

Good Menopause to you! We start out chatting about the weather in Los Angeles, because weather happens so infrequently that it’s remarkable! Julia’s daughter is about to have a birthday, so she recalls her experience in the hospital and how she took advantage of the Nurse’s offer to keep her daughter in the Nursery overnight so she could get sleep. Sarah’s youngest son was a Buddha Baby when he was born, so she was able to keep him... Read more

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January 9, 2019 43 min

We start the episode chatting about our Clarity and how it feels. It feels GOOD. Julia feels good about where she is, where she wants to go. “Clarity on the NO.” We coined a new phrase! Sarah feels clear about a few things she does NOT want to do - and what she wants to focus on. We are looking ahead to 2019 and our Menopodcast Empire - or Menopyre, if you will. We’re planning to use the 12-week Year to achieve our goals - check ou... Read more

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